Kronos SaaShr Offers Workforce Management for SMBsBy Gina Roos | Print
NEWS BRIEFS: In addition to the Kronos SaaShr news, this week's coverage includes the FireHost and Dell partnership and the CommVault and NaviSite agreement.
NetCarrier Adds New Platinum Master Agent
As part of the expansion of its national agent and VAR channel, NetCarrier has selected Telecom Brokerage Inc. as its second Platinum Master Agent. The company plans to select a total of five.
TBI has more than 2,000 agents nationwide. With the latest addition, NetCarrier's total nationwide authorized partner count is nearing 3,000 agents and subagents. NetCarrier does not have a direct sales team and works with agents, subagents and VARs to acquire new business.
Avnet Expands Distribution Agreement With Brocade
Avnet Technology Solutions has expanded its distribution agreement with Brocade to include Mexico. Avnet will provide its solution provider partners with Brocade technology, including products for networking solutions related to cloud computing, consolidation, network convergence and virtualization.
Brocade partners in Mexico also will have access to a broad range of resources, services and tools. Avnet has worked with Brocade for eight years, and in addition to Mexico, Avnet distributes Brocade offerings in the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and North America.
Toshiba Names New Channel Chief
The Business Solutions Division (BSD) of Toshiba America Information Systems has appointed Richard Vaughn director of channel sales. Vaughn, an 18-year Toshiba veteran, will lead BSD's channel strategy. This includes expanding its reseller base, increasing revenue opportunities with existing business partners and providing support for end users in education, health care and enterprise segments, the company said. BSD's new channel initiative focuses on delivering flexible solutions for resellers in key market segments.
FinancialForce.com Appoints VP of Global Alliances and Business Development
FinancialForce.com, a cloud ERP provider on the Salesforce1 Platform, has appointed Johnny Ola vice president of global alliances and business development.
In this new role, Ola will help the company develop a world-class partner program and will be responsible for expanding partnerships globally with systems integrators, strengthening the company's go-to-market alliance with Salesforce.com, and working closely with ISVs to deliver best-in-class integrated solutions, FinancialForce said.
Most recently, Ola served as general manager at RemedyForce, a division of BMC Software.